Graduation Speaker Application

The Student Graduate Speaker delivers a two-minute speech during the Commencement Ceremony in May and serves as the representative of the entire graduating class. Providing the student address during this important college event is an opportunity for the selected student to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class, reflect upon the past few years, and convey a message for the future. The selected Student Graduate Speaker is required to participate in pre-commencement activities, and will be seated on the main stage during the program.

Are you interested in being our Student Graduate Speaker this spring? Review the eligibility criteria and submit your application today!

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be graduating in the summer, fall, or spring of the application year
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher at the time of application
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills/abilities
  • Ability to effectively convey educational and other relevant experiences both verbally and in writing
  • Completed application submitted by April 15, 2024 (11:59pm)
    • Your application must include a link to a video sample of your speech. Sharing an unlisted YouTube link is recommended; we can't accept attachments due to file size limitations. For tech help, review the YouTube Guides or stop by a Student Center.

For questions about the application process or requirements, please email Angela Parris:

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